Indonesia & Philippines

Very Good Sundang / Moro Kris Sword

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Origin: Mindanao - Philippines

Date: mid 20 C.


Sundang swords, sometimes referred to as Kalis, or Moro sword are most commonly found in Mindanao, Philippines but are also spread around from Malaya in the west to Moro Land in the east. All with small variations that make exact identification not easy. The Moro Sundang swords are usually larger and heavier than their Malay sisters as the case may be in the sword offered here.

The mid 20C.  Sundang sword offered here  has a massive straight  blade with a central fuller on its entire length. One Brass clamp hold the blade in position. Black wood handle with a parrot head  pommel and large chased brass covered grip. Whole wood scabbard with black wood tip.

Blade 19 1/2   inches. Total length 26 inches. Very Good condition.   An  authentic and impressive sword.

Provenance: IFICAH International Foundation of Indonesian Culture and Asian Heritage, Hollenstedt (Germany).


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